Comparisons

iBasso AM05 vs Rose BR5 MKII

The BR5 MKII has slightly more sub-bass quantity than the AM05. The sub-bass reproduction on the BR5 MKII is fuller but it lacks the agility of the AM05. The AM05 provides a more impactful rumble. The mid-bass on the BR5 MKII has a little more body than the AM05. The AM05 has a punchier presentation while BR5 MKII presents a more weighted feeling. The bass decay on the AM05 is quicker with higher level of agility. The bass texture on the AM05 is rendered in a smoother manner. Each bass note on the AM05 is articulated well with incisiveness and precision. The midrange of the AM05 is more musical than the BR5 MKII and there is higher transparency level. Vocals are belted out with forwardness and they shine with extra intimacy. The lower midrange on the BR5 MKII is slightly thicker than the AM05 but male vocals on the AM05 are presented with more clarity. The upper midrange on the AM05 has greater emphasis and the boost creates a more upfront female vocals performance. For the treble section, the BR5 MKII has slightly greater extension than the AM05 and there is an airier feeling. The AM05 has more body which contributes to a smoother top end. The expression on the BR5 MKII is crispier and there is a little more sparkle. For the soundstage, the AM05 has a more natural expansion. The AM05 has greater width magnitude. The depth of the AM05 is slightly more closed in.

iBasso AM05 vs Shozy & Neo BG

The BG has more sub-bass quantity than the AM05 and the BG extends a little better. The sub-bass reproduction on the BG provides a fuller rumble. The mid-bass on the BG has more body than AM05 and the slam is delivered with a heavier slam. There is a lighter presentation on the AM05 which contributes to an easier listen. The bass decay on the AM05 is quicker and it elevates the engagement level. The bass texture on both is rendered smoothly. Each bass note on the BG is articulated with a stronger impact. The midrange on the BG is thicker sounding than the AM05 and it has a lusher expression. The AM05 has higher details retrieval and vocals are expressed clearly. The lower midrange on the BG has more quantity than the AM05 and male vocals are expressed in a thicker manner but with reduced presence. The upper midrange on the AM05 has greater emphasis and there is a more vivid female vocals display. For the treble section, the AM05 commands better extension and there is greater amount of air rendered. The AM05 presents a more open feeling. The crisp on the AM05 has higher level of definition. There is additional sparkle on the AM05. The treble expression on the BG is more subdued. Treble articulation on the AM05 has higher precision level. Lastly, for the soundstage, the expansion on both is quite natural with the AM05 boasting greater width magnitude. The depth of the BG is less closed in.

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